North End Grill | Harry's Cafe and Steak | The High Line | Beau by Aksel | Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Don't Miss the Thrice-Spiced Fries at North End Grill, Just a Short Trip From Avalon Bowery Place in New York

Just because North End Grill's Thrice-Fried Spice Fries come with house-made ketchup and pepper-flecked mayo doesn't mean you have to use it. In fact, most regulars would probably suggest that you didn't. The fries are so well-seasoned that no sauce is necessary. Of course, you might want to try just a dab of the fresh mayo or ketchup anyway.

Don't eat so many fries that you run out of room for the main course, though. North End Grill's menu makes use of some of the freshest seasonal ingredients available, so you might want to order an entree. Your options include the halibut with clams, green raisins, and pine nuts. Order the veggie medley served with foccacia bread and ricotta cheese. You can also try the breakfast dishes, which include everything from poached eggs with rice porridge, grilled peaches, and pork confit to tuna tartare alongside a fried quail egg and crispy shallots. The eats all await at North End Grill, which is just a short trip away from Avalon Bowery Place.

North End Grill
104 N. End Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10282
(646) 747-1600

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Harry's Cafe and Steak: Enjoy Fine Cuts of Meat in a Casual Atmosphere Near Avalon Bowery Place

If you’re in the mood for steak, but would rather enjoy a meal in a casual environment as opposed to a fancy steakhouse, venture to Harry’s Cafe and Steak. Stop by the bar for an appetizer and drink or stay awhile and dig into a steak that has been cooked just the way you like it.

Chances are if you made the trip from Avalon Bowery Place to this New York City establishment, you’re here for the steak. If that is indeed the case, order the filet mignon with Harry’s house made steak sauce. Vegetarians might be interested in the Atlantic salmon with mushroom and corn risotto. Stop by for lunch and enjoy a lighter bite such as a salad with grilled salmon, hummus, Greek yogurt, and baby spinach.

Harry’s Cafe and Steak also serves brunch on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy bottomless champagne, cornflake and coconut crusted French toast, duck and mushroom hash, the crab cakes, eggs Benedict, and steak and eggs, among other items.

Harry's Cafe and Steak
1 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
(212) 785-9200

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Get a Glimpse of Manhattan From Above at The High Line Park Near Avalon Bowery Place

It took two years and lots of hard work by the members of The Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit organization, to restore The High Line to its former glory. The abandoned railway fell into disrepair after freight trains stopped using it, but its elevated location was too scenic a spot for New Yorkers to lose. That's why a nonprofit formed to ensure its safekeeping and turned the rail line into a pretty public park overlooking the city.

Situated just a short trip away from Avalon Bowery Place, The High Line showcases plants native to New York along either side of its path. The scenic setting makes it a perfect place for a stroll in the sunshine, say locals, or even a romantic walk as the sun begins to set. Since The High Line overlooks the city, you can even sneak a look inside some of Manhattan's upscale skyscrapers. That is, if you aren't distracted by the art shows and concerts that regularly take place at The High Line.

The High Line
122 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 500-6035

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Beau by Aksel: Suits Made Especially For You Near Avalon Bowery Place in New York

Do you have somewhere important to go? Perhaps you have a job interview lined up. Maybe you're attending a wedding in the near future. Or maybe you have to wear a suit to work every day and the ones you have are looking a little worn. Whatever the reason, make the short trip from Avalon Bowery Place to Beau by Aksel, a made-to-measure menswear label.

Instead of choosing a suit off the rack, let the professionals take your measurements and design a suit that's made just for you. When you walk into the store, you'll be greeted by a staff member, who will help you decide on a fabric, style, and cut of the suit as well as shirts, ties, and other accessories that you may need. About a month after you're measured by a tailor in the store, you can pick up your suit.

Beau by Aksel
311 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(888) 992-5735

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Near Avalon Bowery Place: Buy Books for a Good Cause in New York

If you don't mind a bit of gentle wear and tear on your book, then you'll find a massive array of reads at your fingertips at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Although the books have been previously enjoyed, their prices are slashed to around half of retail, so you should feel free to stock up at Housing Works—especially if you have an altruistic streak. Every dollar you spend at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe goes right back into the community via charities; its staff consists of volunteers.

Once you've compiled your purchase and checked out, you can grab a seat at the cafe. It's tucked away at the back of the bookstore. Tea, coffee, and even wine are on its short menu. Crack open one of your new books and enjoy a drink and snack while you embark on a fresh adventure. Then head back home to nearby Avalon Bowery Place.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

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